At a time where I should be celebrating three years of wedded bliss and a decade of happiness, I find myself mourning yet reflective. These past few months have been an experience in finding myself and appreciating life, as my husband’s life was suddenly taken away.
You see, I think it’s too easy for us to get stuck in a rut. Living day to day dripping with mundaneity, and complaining about the most insignificant things. When we really should be making the most of each day and appreciating its worth, along with how awesome and valuable we are as individuals.
In an ideal world; we wouldn’t be greedy or jealous, we would treat each other as we’d want to be treated ourselves, and I wouldn’t have just burnt my toasted cheese sandwich for lunch. The reality is that life’s not fair, but it is the way that you own it and learn from your experiences.
I have learnt, and am still learning a lot about what it takes to be me as a single entity. I am doing things I never imagined I would, and a few things I shouldn’t (like drinking wine from a water bottle). Because the reality is that you never know when it will be your last day.
So for the past few months, I have been:
– Living life a little on the edge and outside of the proverbial box
– Not caring about how other people judge and portray me, as long as I am true to myself and not hurting anyone else
– Going with the flow, some of the best laid plans are the ones that aren’t planned at all
– Laughing uncontrollably like the old Reach toothbrush ad with the flip-top head
– Taking the time to let my family and friends know how much I appreciate them
– Keeping in touch with family and friends
– Making a bucket list and checking it off
So just be thankful for who you are. Continue to endeavour to be the real you and make the most of this precious thing called life. Because there is no-one else like you, and you are awesome.